A Malcolm

A. Malcolm

Written for Television By: Matthew B. Roberts

Directed By: Norma Bailey

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This 74 minute episode covers roughly a 24 hour period.  There’s humor, awkwardness, tears, surprise, restraint, vulnerability, love, sexy sex, a memorable meal, and so much more. I adored the slow burn of this episode. Jamie and Claire finally reunite after 20 years apart. They fall back into intimacy and bed, yet it isn’t quite that simple. Jamie appears to have a large secret, even though he quickly told Claire about Willian, his bastard son. Claire left everything behind, took the biggest chance possible to recapture the love of her life once more.

The direction makes for pleasurable viewing and the writing takes us back to the wedding episode, when they were first discovering each other.

It’s emotions brewing at the surface, but held at bay. It’s the ease of conversation, after years of not opening up. It’s being seen, accepted, and wanted. It’s revelations shared. It’s about overcoming the past toward a new future.

It’s definitely worth the watch, rewatch, and watching again. Enjoy the burn!

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What’s Coming up? Episode 307 Creme de Menthe.

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The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Anticipation

THE REUNION IS ALMOST HERE!

A. Malcolm

#PrintShop

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The highly anticipated Outlander episode 306, “A. Malcolm,” will air Sunday night 10/22 at 6pm PT/8pm ET. After 20 years apart, Jamie and Claire will finally be reunited. And all the fans do an exuberant dance while letting out a squeal.  It’s more than sex. It’s the promise of brokenness repaired. It’s the fragile vulnerability displayed. It’s being fully seen and accepted. It’s nakedness of soul. It’s two halves coming back together. It’s love reborn. 

Jamie and Claire have both experienced great loss and life since they parted company at the onset of the Battle of Culloden. They never stopped loving each other, we know that for certain. Yet I wonder, how have the years apart shaped and changed them? How will the twenty years of living behind walls of self-preservation be slowly shed and peeled away? What secrets or stumbling blocks might exist to hamper their reconnection?

Claire is many things, a trailblazing physician, mother, and friend. She’s also a wildly passionate and physical woman when she’s with a man she loves. She’s lived without sex and emotional intimacy from the time Brianna was very young. When Frank challenged her for being only physically present in their marriage and their bed, the fragile link between them broke. Though she followed the letter of her agreement with Frank to leave the past behind, but couldn’t let go of Jamie in her mind and heart. Ultimately, she put her energies and efforts into her work, motherhood, and keeping up the Randall family facade.  After Frank died, the world re-opened to her, yet she was hesitant. Roger found Jamie working as a printer in Edinburgh in the precise timeframe traveling through the stones would land her. It took much cajoling and prompting from Brianna for Claire to agree to leave the 20th century behind. With quick preparations, she went back through the stones. The hope, worry, and excitement cling to Claire as she opened the print shop door. She took an incredible risk for the sake of love reborn. For the sake of being whole and truly herself.

Jamie had everything stripped away after he sent Claire through the stones back to Frank. He meant to die on the field of Culloden, but didn’t. He survived as a prisoner on his own land, a prisoner of the Crown, and a parolee at Helwater before being freed to return home. The men of Ardsmuir, including his Godfather Murtagh, were lost to him when they were relocated to the Colonies for 15 years indenture. His losses continued to grow as he left his biological son, William by Lady Geneva, behind to be raised by Lord John Grey and Lady Isobel Dunsany. Years of pain, separation, and living behind walls of self-protection. Jamie is a shell of a man. He’s a ghost of himself. We don’t know what he has done in the years after leaving Helwater and Roger finding him as A. Malcolm in Edinburgh. Is he married? Does he have other children? We have no idea what he’s up to, except surely not only the mild life of a printer.

I expect to see tender, humorous, and awkward moments as Claire and Jamie start to connect.  I imagine the episode unfolding as a slow burn toward their physical reunion, with plenty of interruptions along the way. It’s going to be a tasty extended episode treat.

I don’t know who we’ll meet in the episode, but my best guesses are Madame Jeanne, adult Fergus, teenage Young Ian, Old Ian, Mr. Willoughby, several working women, and Geordie. Claire will likely be mistake for a whore once again.

This season has given non-book readers ample reasons to love these characters, as much as book readers do.

Let me know what you expect, are pondering, or what you hope to see in this upcoming episode. Email contact@adramofoutlander.com or call 719-425-9444.

What’s Coming up? Episode 306 A. Malcolm.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for email or call in to the listener line after the show airs. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.

All pictures are the property of Starz. Visit Outlander Starz on social media, like or follow: Twitter,Instagram,Facebook, and the official website.

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Of Rogue Vegetables

Of Rogue Vegetables

A Conversation with Theresa Carle-Sanders, Outlander Kitchen

Episode 105

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I am so happy to bring you my recent conversation with Theresa, the professional chef behind Outlander Kitchen and The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook.  She is the perfect podcast fit for this week’s hiatus of Outlander Season 3.  If you haven’t listened to our last conversation from 2016, you must.  She’s wildy witty and smart. What character do you think she fancies herself being?

Since the launch of the cookbook in 2016, it has been translated into French, German, and a Polish version is on the way. Whether you dabble in the kitchen or are an aspiring chef, the recipes are doable and delicious.

Each week during Outlander Season 3, Theresa pairs a recipe to go with the episode. It’s fun to see what she comes up with. I tried my hand at the Goat Cheese and Bacon Tarts this season. They weren’t as pretty as the photo in the cookbook, but they were quite tasty. Be on the lookout for the culinary pairing!

Can you figure out which product is mine? Shakes my head. Hey, I tried!

During our conversation, I found out she would love to invite TV Murtagh over for dinner, she thinks book Bree is the most picky eater, she adores imperfect rogue vegetables, and she has a surprising guilty pleasure.

In this fast-paced world, we often don’t slow down enough to cook a meal from scratch. Outlander Kitchen recipes inspires us to slow down, try a recipe, share the love and food with our family and friends.  It’s heartwarming to Theresa that mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters are entering the kitchen once again because of the recipes she’s designed. The bonding and family memories that are created over cooking and eating together are priceless. The wonderful memories from her kitchen experiences growing up are put into each website and cookbook offering.

I hope you enjoy listening to our conversaton, as much as I had recording it with her. Be prepared to laugh (a lot) and learn some kitchen wisdom along the way.

Eat. Drink. Be merry. And watch Outlander.

All photos are property of Outlander Kitchen (except for my culinary foray). Go to Outlander Kitchen’s social media and like or follow! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Theresa will be speaking at the upcoming Food Bloggers of Canada conference October 20-22, 2017.

What’s Coming up? OMG THE REUNION EPISODE, A. Malcolm 306.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for email or call in to the listener line after the show airs. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

The Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Visit Outlander Starz on social media, like or follow: Twitter,Instagram,Facebook, and the official website.

 

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